Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 19, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    Calvin better sleep with one eye open tonight.

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 2 years ago

    Paul and Arthur’s song “Sound of Silence” somehow comes to mind.

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    codycab  over 2 years ago

    That explains why Calvin yells alot.

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    jvo  over 2 years ago

    That is payback for all those front door attacks when Calvin comes home from school.

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    Ryan B Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Nice set-up by Calvin.

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    C  over 2 years ago

    No wonder Hobbes pounces on him

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    in.amongst  over 2 years ago

    Latest leg of their tomfoolery, i see!

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member over 2 years ago

    One of my all-time faves! LOL!!!

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    daddo52  over 2 years ago

    Bad to the Bone, comes to my mind

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    JudasPeckerwood  over 2 years ago

    Somebody’s gonna get a good mauling.

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    orinoco womble  over 2 years ago

    If you don’t count the buzzing of snowmobiles…do they still have those? They marred the peace of snow days in my hometown in the 70s.

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    Bilan  over 2 years ago

    That WAAAAA you hear is when the sled ran over Hobbe’s tail.

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    Bullet Bronson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    You steer it by leaning, Calvin. That’s how we used to avoid the mastodons back when I was a kid.

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    DaveG1960  over 2 years ago

    Caught a Tiger by the tail there, Calvin. Wait till he catches you….

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    hariseldon59  over 2 years ago

    Reminds me of a short story I read as a kid. Silent Snow, Secret Snow.

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    Calvinist1966  over 2 years ago

    Brian recently reminded me of the time when Calvin left Hobbes in the woods and had to go looking for him before Mom sent Calvin to bed and went looking for Hobbes with Dad. Today’s strip makes me wonder whether Calvin will go to fetch Hobbes back or wait for Hobbes to come to him in the hope that Hobbes will have calmed down.

    I know that Brian refuses to accept that Hobbes isn’t part of Calvin’s imagination and has even told me that Bill Watterson was wrong when he said, “I suspect he’s more real than any kid could make up.” Despite some people agreeing with Brian, I still agree with Watterson.

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    cdward  over 2 years ago

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a toboggan, let alone one bearing a screaming tiger.

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    einarbt  over 2 years ago

    That was not nice, Calvin. Sure there will be payback.

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    Susan00100  over 2 years ago

    Wait’ll Santa hears about THIS, Calvin! No “Christmas loot” for you!!

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    Who, me?  over 2 years ago

    Hobbes was imagining what it would have been like without any people around. That would have included Calvin.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Thank you, Corporal Chaos. Now go fetch your toys and lug them back up the hill.

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The third to last panel reminds me of the ending to A Charlie Brown Christmas…

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    LKrueger41  over 2 years ago

    Calvin often (usually) surprises me, but it was easy to see this one coming.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  over 2 years ago

    ’Twas a few days before Christmas, when all through the meaddow, not a creature was stirring, not even a tiger.

    But then Calvin had other plans.

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    smsrt  over 2 years ago

    Wow! Imagine what it would be like if Calvin was President. Stirring up bee’s nests… everyone watching their p’s and q’s… not knowing what to expect next… every day being interesting… fun… full of wonder, but challenging… Oh, wait! We’ve already had that.

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    Tarzan & Redd Panda  over 2 years ago

    When I was a lad, they came out with the ‘’Snow Saucer’’.

    An Aluminum disc with two canvas handles and absolutely no way to control direction, except to roll over and get a facefull of snow. Tons-o-fun!

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    jrankin1959  over 2 years ago

    Geez, kid – no wonder you get pummeled by him when you get home…

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    KEA  over 2 years ago

    One of my favorite strips.

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    franish2bzn  over 2 years ago

    Shades of Lucy and the football!

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    donut reply  over 2 years ago

    The manufacturer of my car call its color silver, I call it winter sky grey.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 2 years ago

    Another great Sunday strip from this era.

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    kathleenhicks62  over 2 years ago

    Hobbes will think up a good one and get him back.

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    goboboyd  over 2 years ago

    First two panels kind of sums up life. Though in both you can lean into your hopes.

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    ChessPirate  over 2 years ago

    This one reminds me of my favorite “Cow & Boy” strip, where his father ends up going down the hill, and I can just imagine a “Goofy Yell” right there at the end… ☺

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    malatrope56  over 2 years ago

    Calvin is wrong. You steer a toboggan by dragging one foot or the other in the snow.

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    MichiganMitten  over 2 years ago

    Calvin sure set him up for that sled ride!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Would we expect anything less?

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    Scoutmaster77  over 2 years ago

    Don’t make tigers mad…

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    Red33410  over 2 years ago

    It’s highly unlikely, but can Calvin complete a single thought sans utilizing the first-person-singular pronoun?

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    Red33410  over 2 years ago

    Here he could have said, “silence is overrated.”

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Unpublished panel: Hobbes climbs back up the hill with claws and fangs bared…

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    hagarthehorrible  over 2 years ago

    Hobbes will need to claw back to the hill and also to his senses for not gauging Calvin’s ulterior moves.

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Calvin, you are so dead when Hobbes catches up with you!

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